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dense breast tissue: woman getting a mammogram

What you need to know about dense breast tissue

Breast density is the ratio of fat to tissue and glands on a mammogram
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
holiday stress: woman shopping online in Christmas living room

Managing stress during the holidays

Sanford Health certified nurse midwife offers ways to enjoy a busy time of year
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Midwife Erin VandeLune standing in front of a blue wall

Busting the myths of midwives

"There is a stereotype that we’re all hippies ... but there is so much more to what a midwife can offer women."
Erin Heinert Erin Heinert 6 min read
A menopausal woman sits in a waiting room looking over her medical records with a nurse.

5 things women should know about menopause

Hot flashes, sure, but fast heartbeat? Learn common symptoms of midlife changes
Kathleen Perkerewicz, MD Kathleen Perkerewicz, MD 4 min read
Return to workforce: Nikki Terveer worked part-time for 12 years while raising her children.

‘Returnship’ bridges resume gap for experienced employees

Sanford Health offers new program to help professionals ease back in
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 6 min read
A smiling woman with a baby girl on her lap talks about fertility preservation in an exam room with her oncologist.

Cancer survivor welcomes baby, thanks to her oncologist

Tiffany Olsen: Diagnosis 'doesn't have to be the end of those dreams' of family
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read
Shelly Thiewes stands with three other women at a Sanford Cancer Center booth.

Nurse supervisor grateful for clinic’s mammogram reminder

Planning a screening day prompted Shelly Thiewes and led to cancer discovery
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Teddy Bear Den helps pregnant women in need, from teens to older moms.

Sanford community puts warm fuzzies into Teddy Bear Den

Volunteers' love, gifts encourage pregnant moms in need
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Belva Leer stands, arms crossed, smiling.

Breast cancer set nurse on a mission to help others

Two-time survivor's message: 'There is life with cancer and after cancer'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Flu shot during pregnancy: Pregnant woman holding a sonogram of her unborn child

Baby benefits when pregnant mom gets the flu shot

Why doctors recommend flu shots during pregnancy
Heather Spies, MD Heather Spies, MD 6 min read